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  • Degrassi stars: The Boiling Point will be "cataclysmic."

    Posted on 07/09/2010 by Mary

    Hey all! So, good times with Ray and Charlotte (aka Sav and Holly J) in NY yesterday -- I still have a lot to transcribe and you'll see it all eventually but I wanted to drop two of their answers to your questions on them asap. 'Cause we're TEN DAYS from the Boiling Point y'all! That's like, an official countdown!

    Facultybob asks: "Can you give me some shocking hints about what happens in Season 10? Is someone going to die? I'm really excited and can't wait."

    Charlotte: Ok, what I'm most passionate about in all the story lines is sort of the gender identity situation which, we can't give too much away cause it's gonna unfold the way it will. But that topic I was really excited that they tackled.

    There's also some other completely... like, even the most recent scripts we read, some of the areas they go to with Eli's character? I had no idea what was going on with Eli's character when I read the script. I was like, "Oh my god, this is something they sooo haven't tackled before."

    And then just in general, everything has really been stepped up. Like right from the first episode -- Fiona's going through some really rough stuff. There's a lot of tension... I mean, that's why it's called the Boiling Point; there's tension building underneath the surface of every character. And it all comes to a head...

    Ray: Cataclysmic.

    Charlotte: Cataclysmic is right.

    Ray:: I like that word.

    Chao asks: "Should I get a Mohawk?"

    Charlotte (without hesitation): Yes.

    Ray: Get what this... what is this called?
    (Ray likes my haircut. We talked about it in Toronto. I have really asymmetrical hair, shaved and weird on one side and long on the other -- not totally unlike my avi hair -- which, Ray said earlier that as soon as they're done shooting this season he's going to do pretty much the same. - Mary)

    Ray: I like it. Get that. If anybody's getting anything, get that.

    Charlotte: Yeah, I like mohawks a lot. Is it a boy or a girl? Whether it's a boy or a girl, I think mohawks are really sexy so, go for it.

  • Are friend breakups worse than the bf/gf kind?

    Posted on 06/30/2010 by Lisa

    Best friends forever?Remember "Against All Odds," the Season 3 Degrassi episode where Emma and Manny decide not to be friends anymore? (If not, check it out tonight @ 7:30pm.) Their "breakup" is pretty harsh.

    It's hard to watch girls who've been best friends for years have a conversation like this:

    Emma: You don't want to be friends?
    Manny: Not with a stuck-up prude princess.
    Emma: Good, because I don't want to be friends with the school slut.

    Have you ever been through a friend breakup? (Feel free to share your story if it's not too painful.)
    Did you and your ex-friend ever become friends again?

  • D.J.'s shoe-obsessed... and she's not alone.

    Posted on 06/26/2010 by Lisa

    "Blow Outs are so rad. They actually inhale and exhale as you walk. And if I don't get these I'm going to be a total geek." That's D.J. from Full House, describing a pair of sneakers she's dying to own. (It happens in the "Working Girl" episode, which airs on TeenNick tonight @ 9pm.) I feel her pain, because I've been known to get a bit shoe-obsessed, too.

    I get shoe-crushes on pretty much every pair that Irregular Choice makes, because I love bright-colored shoes that really stand out. I wish I owned them ALL... but that'd be pricey, and I'd need a bigger closet. I also have an adorable pair of ruffly pink Payless flats that I wear all the time. Colorful shoes just make me happy.

    Do you have a favorite pair of shoes? Did you obsess for a while before you bought them?

  • This vid's worth watching, whether you like Justin Bieber or not.

    Posted on 06/26/2010 by Lisa

    He needs somebody to love!Did you catch the video for Justin Bieber's "Somebody to Love" Remix with Usher on Obsess This?

    No matter how you feel about Justin, you've got to admit the dancing in this video is pretty amazing. It includes a bunch of people you might've seen on America's Best Dance Crew, and their energy is infectious. (I love the part where Justin and some of the other dancers are stomping around in what looks like baby powder... it totally makes me want to throw some on the floor and dance in it.)

    Have you seen it? What'd you think?

  • The Boys of Degrassi Season 2

    Posted on 06/24/2010 by Lisa

    The last two posts have been kinda girly, so to balance things out, I'm gonna stick some cute Degrassi boys in your face.

    Hi Spinner, Marco, Sean, Jimmy, and Craig!

    I thought you might appreciate this super-serious Season 2 photo of Spinner, Marco, Sean, Jimmy, and Craig.

    We miss you, J.T.

    And here's a pic of J.T. looking like a total babe magnet. Does this one make you sigh and tear up a little? (Me, too.)

  • Degrassi's first episodes on tonight!

    Posted on 06/21/2010 by Mary

    The Every Episode Ever marathon kicks off tonight at 6pm et, with the very first episodes of Degrassi! (Which, obscure trivia fact: those were not the first episodes of Degrassi we aired. I think we started with the third episode, then played the first two later on. Now you know!)

    I just watched a little of the first episode, and three things stuck out immediately:

    1) Everybody's voices were so high! JT literally squeaks at one point!

    2) Manny used to look like this:

    Little Manny Santos on old school Degrassi

    And 3) Cell phones used to look like this:

    Super Modern Cellular Telephone on old school Degrassi

  • Katy Perry and Russell Brand

    Posted on 06/19/2010 by Mary

    Katy Perry and Russell BrandKaty Perry's "California Gurls" video is on Obsess This this weekend...

    But lately I can't look at her without thinking "Russell Brand." It's like word association. Katy Perry, Russell Brand. I have to say I'm somewhat surprised by their love... do you think they make sense as a couple?

  • The new Degrassi boys.

    Posted on 06/18/2010 by Mary

    I'm sworn to secrecy, so maybe you should tell me what YOU think is up with these new Degrassi guys. What do you think their stories are, and which ones are you most excited to see in action on Degrassi: The Boiling Point... in July! So soon!

    In alphabetical order...

    Adam.
    One tiny bit of info: Adam and Drew are step-brothers.

    Adam from Degrassi: The Boiling Point

    Drew.
    One tiny bit of info: Drew's grades are not the best.

    Drew from Degrassi: The Boiling Point

    Eli.
    One tiny bit of info: Eli drives a hearse to school.

    Eli from Degrassi: The Boiling Point

    Fitz.
    One tiny bit of info: Fitz might have a thing for smart girls.

    Fitz from Degrassi: The Boiling Point

  • Drake's old days on Degrassi - next week!

    Posted on 06/16/2010 by Mary

    Drake back in the old days on Degrassi Sittin' here, listening to Drake's first full-length album (out now!), remembering when he (or Jimmy, anyway) was a big ol' 8th grader on Degrassi, going out with Ashley, abusing Ritalin, fighting with Spinner over dance contests and mp3 players.

    And all of that's gonna be on next week -- the Degrassi Every Episode Ever marathon starts Monday at 6pm et and rolls right on through for four weeks. Wash all your softest jammy pants, yr gonna need 'em.

  • Jackie does Kelso's eye makeup!

    Posted on 06/15/2010 by Lisa

    Hold still, Kelso...I love the episode of That '70s Show where Jackie decides to give Kelso a glam, David-Bowie-inspired makeover.

    How do you feel about makeup...
    -on Kelso?
    -on yourself?
    -on your friends?
    -on the people you're attracted to?